Ontario Mandates Immunization Policies for Long-term Care Homes
May 31, 2021
Ontario is taking further action to protect long-term care home residents by becoming the first province in Canada to make it mandatory for homes to have COVID-19 immunization policies for staff and to set out the minimum requirements that need to be included in these policies.
Ontario To Appoint New Chief Medical Officer of Health
May 30, 2021
The Ontario government will table a motion in the Legislature to appoint Dr. Kieran Moore as the province’s next Chief Medical Officer of Health to succeed Dr. David Williams upon his retirement on June 25, 2021.
Ontario Recognizes Exceptional Individuals and Champions of Accessibility
May 28, 2021
The Ontario government is recognizing the exceptional contributions of three individuals with the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility.
Ontario Supports Innovative Mental Health Projects at Postsecondary Institutions
May 28, 2021
The Ontario government is providing $2.39 million to help improve mental health supports and services for postsecondary students.
Ontario Making it Affordable and Easier to Visit Ontario Parks
May 28, 2021
The Ontario government is making it easier and more affordable to get safely outdoors and enjoy nature by providing free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday to Thursday until September 2, 2021.
Ontario Accelerates Rollout of Second Shots Targeting a Two-Dose Summer
May 28, 2021
Ontario has reached a key milestone in its fight against COVID-19, having achieved its target to administer first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over ahead of schedule. Ontario is also preparing to roll out the eligibility for accelerated second dose appointments starting with individuals aged 80 and over, beginning on May 31, 2021.
Canada and Ontario Mark 50th Anniversary of Great Lakes Agreement by Signing Ninth Agreement
May 27, 2021
The Great Lakes are a treasured resource that are integral to the health and well-being of millions of Canadians. Canada and Ontario are committed to strong, ongoing collaboration with their partners to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
Ontario Taking Action to Combat Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls
May 27, 2021
The Ontario government is taking further action to address the disproportionate rate of violence against Indigenous women and girls.
Ontario Recognizing Outstanding Bravery of Paramedics
May 27, 2021
The province is honouring paramedics with the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery. This award is given to paramedics who performed individual acts of outstanding bravery in the face of danger.
Ontario Keeping Seniors in Long-Term Care Homes Cool this Summer
May 27, 2021
Residents in long-term care homes across the province will be able to keep cool this summer due to improved regulations and investments in air conditioning by the Government of Ontario.
Ontario Expands Investment in the Franco-Ontarian Community and its Economic Development
May 26, 2021
Today, the Ontario government announced the application period for the 2021-2022 edition of the Francophone Community Grants Program in support of community organizations, social enterprises and businesses that contribute significantly to the vitality of Ontario’s Francophone community.
Ontario Supporting Screen-Based Industries during COVID-19
May 25, 2021
The Ontario government is providing one-time funding of $3 million to the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) as part of the province’s efforts to support the film, television and new media industries, as they continue to deal with the daily impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Investing in Domestic Medical Technology Manufacturing To Ensure Future Preparedness
May 25, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $2.5 million in Siemens Healthineers through the Ontario Together Fund.
Ontario Invests in Training for Medical Innovators
May 25, 2021
The Ontario government is investing more than $5 million to train and mentor up to 150 health sciences professionals on how to secure investments for their innovative medical solutions and bring them to market.
Ontario Supporting Cultural Tourism and Local Events
May 25, 2021
Ontario is providing more than $4 million to 54 cultural tourism organizations through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund to help develop, promote and present high-quality, high-profile events that strengthen the economies of communities across Ontario.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule
May 21, 2021
Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to expand, with youth aged 12 and over eligible to book their appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning this weekend.
Ontario Opening Up Outdoor Visits for Long-Term Care
May 21, 2021
In response to improvements in key public health care indicators, Ontario is pleased to announce that friends and family can now visit long-term care homes to see residents for an outdoor visit. The changes take effect Saturday, May 22.
Ontario Proceeding with Second Dose Administration of AstraZeneca
May 21, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other public health experts, is proceeding with second dose administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with those who received their first dose of the vaccine between March 10 and March 19, 2021.
Protect Yourself from Tick Bites and Lyme Disease
May 21, 2021
As the weather is getting warmer, the Government of Ontario is reminding everyone to take the necessary precautions when spending time outdoors to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.
Ontario Releases Three-Step Roadmap to Safely Reopen the Province
May 20, 2021
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.
Ontario Making it Easier to Report Polluters
May 19, 2021
The Ontario government is launching a new user-friendly online tool so the public can conveniently report incidents of pollution in real-time from a smartphone.
Ontario Carrying Out More Inspections at Workplaces in Hot-Spot Regions
May 18, 2021
With more contagious variants of COVID-19 continuing to enter the country, the Ontario government is further supporting businesses and workers by expanding inspections of manufacturing and food processing workplaces, warehouses and distribution centres.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule
May 18, 2021
As the pace of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to accelerate with 2.2 million doses scheduled to arrive this week, the government is extending booking eligibility at mass immunization clinics to individuals aged 18 and over.
Ontario Investing in a Resilient Manufacturing Sector
May 17, 2021
The Ontario government is investing nearly $690,000 to train 260 manufacturing workers and apprentices on how to improve productivity, keep them safe on the job and strengthen our supply chains.
Ontario Creating Training and Job Opportunities in Accessible Media
May 17, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $1 million through a partnership with OWLware Limited to help more than 60 jobseekers and workers with disabilities prepare for good jobs in the digital and accessible media sector.
Ontario Supports Innovation in Virtual Learning
May 17, 2021
The Ontario government is transforming virtual learning by supporting nearly 400 innovative projects at colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes.
Ontario Helping Underprivileged Youth Start Promising Jobs in Construction
May 17, 2021
The Ontario government is investing almost $2 million in a project that will offer 150 underprivileged youth paid training and work experience for in-demand construction jobs in Ottawa, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule
May 17, 2021
As the pace of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to accelerate with 2.2 million doses scheduled to arrive this week, the government is extending booking eligibility at mass immunization clinics to individuals aged 18 and over.
Ontario Providing More Relief for Tourism Industry
May 14, 2021
The Ontario government is providing over $1 million in financial relief to more than 300 resource-based tourism businesses operating at Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves by waiving and reducing certain land use and licence fees for 2021.
Ontario adding 2,000 nurses to the health care system
May 14, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $35 million to increase enrollment in nursing education programs in publicly-assisted colleges and universities across the province.
Canada and Ontario invest $2.2M in improvement and repairs to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington
May 14, 2021
Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, and growth via the Investing in Canada Plan.
Ontario Strengthening Educational Supports for Children and Youth in Care
May 13, 2021
The Ontario government is setting children and youth in care up for success by investing an additional $1.5 million in the Education Liaison program.
Province Launches New Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant
May 13, 2021
The Ontario government is providing one‐time payments of $10,000 to $20,000 to support eligible small tourism and travel businesses struggling to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the new $100-million Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant.
Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2
May 13, 2021
With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended the Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg. 265/21) until at least June 2, 2021.
Ontario Acting to Combat Anti-Asian Racism in Schools
May 12, 2021
The Ontario government is taking action to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination by providing $340,000 to support equity programs and initiatives with community partners.
Over 50 per cent of Ontario Adults Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
May 12, 2021
Over one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario since the start of May, and the province remains on track to have administered first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over by the end of May.
Ontario Supports Safe and Reliable Student Transportation
May 11, 2021
As part of ongoing efforts to provide students with continued access to safe and reliable transportation, the Ontario government announced that it will continue the School Bus Driver Retention Pilot (DRP) program in the 2021-22 school year.
Ottawa Joins Ontario in Making Historic Investments in Greater Toronto Area Transit
May 11, 2021
The Ontario government is welcoming a new federal funding commitment of $10.7 billion to support the delivery of the province’s multi-billion plan to build four priority subways.
Ontario Celebrates Second Annual Day of Action on Litter
May 11, 2021
“Today is Ontario’s second annual Day of Action on Litter, a day to encourage individuals, municipalities and businesses across the province to work together to raise awareness about the impacts of litter and how we can reduce waste." - Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ontario Expanding Access to Dental Care and Affordable Prescription Drugs for Vulnerable Seniors
May 11, 2021
The Ontario government is updating the income eligibility thresholds for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program and the Seniors Co-Payment Program to allow more of Ontario’s most vulnerable seniors to have access to dental care and affordable prescription medications.
Ontario Continues to Expand Booking Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines to More Ontarians
May 10, 2021
A stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply to Ontario is enabling the government to further expand eligibility to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment throughout the week of May 10, 2021.
Ontario Installs Signs for Burlington Lift Bridge to Assist QEW Drivers
May 10, 2021
Drivers in our region know the experience of exiting the QEW, to avoid a traffic incident or slowdown on the Skyway, only to discover the Lift Bridge is up. That’s why I’ve been working with the MTO since August 2019 to develop a solution to keep drivers informed in real-time on the status of the lift bridge.
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Rapid Testing Across Province
May 07, 2021
The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, has launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative for small and medium-sized businesses across the province.
Ontario Supports Families, Businesses and Workers during COVID-19
May 07, 2021
"We are not through the pandemic crisis and last month’s numbers remind us how important it is to stay focused on our plan to protect the health of Ontarians and their jobs." - Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Ontario Funding Program To Help Seniors Struggling with COVID-related Cognitive Impairment
May 06, 2021
The Ontario government is investing over $432,000 in Baycrest to help people struggling with cognitive impairment as a result of COVID-19. The province is making the investment through the Ontario Together Fund.
Ontario to Modernize and Streamline Apprenticeship Training
May 06, 2021
The Ontario government is introducing new measures to help tradespeople get their certification from one reliable, streamlined destination through a new Crown agency, Skilled Trades Ontario, that would replace the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
Ontario Investing in Healthy Communities
May 05, 2021
The Ontario government is supporting community projects that help protect and restore the environment by investing $900,000 in grant funding through the newly enhanced Ontario Community Environment Fund.
Ontario Unveils $2 Billion Plan to Keep Schools Safe and Support Learning Recovery and Renewal
May 04, 2021
The Ontario government is providing more than $2 billion in new supports to advance and protect public education for the 2021-22 school year.
Ontario Taking Steps to Better Prepare and Support Youth Leaving Care
May 04, 2021
The Ontario government is engaging youth with lived experience to help develop a new framework that would see youth transition out of the care of children’s aid societies when they feel ready and better prepared.
Ontario Recruiting 25 New Conservation Officers
May 03, 2021
The Ontario government is enhancing the protection of the province’s precious natural resources and ensuring public safety by recruiting additional conservation officers.
Governments Investing in Meat Processors Capacity in Ontario
May 03, 2021
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $7 million to quickly increase production and efficiency in meat processing plants across the province.
Ontario Celebrates Correctional Services Staff
May 03, 2021
To mark Correctional Services Staff Recognition Week, the Ontario government is launching a new engagement tour and highlighting the significant contributions of correctional officers, probation and parole officers, nurses, social workers, recreation staff, administrative support staff, and others who work every day to keep communities safe across the province.
Ontario Recognizes Sexual Assault Prevention Month
May 03, 2021
"Eliminating this violence is the responsibility of each and every one of us – and I am proud of how our government is working to make this a reality through targeted investments focused on prevention and supporting survivors." - Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues
Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking for More People
May 03, 2021
Due to a stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply, this week, the Ontario government will further expand booking eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination appointments across the province.
40 Percent of Ontario Adults Have Received At Least One Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine
May 01, 2021
“Yesterday we have achieved our goal of administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 40 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over by May 1. With over 4.8 million people having received their first shot, we are one step closer to defeating COVID-19." - Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
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